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Honolulu, United States
Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Snorkel with green sea turtles in Oahu's Turtle Canyon on this 2- to 3-hour tour departing from Waikiki. Board a power catamaran and sail along the shore of Oahu towards the island's best place to spot the resident turtles. Turtle sightings are guaranteed; if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a free second cruise. After snorkeling, enjoy lunch (if option selected ) and two provided drinks while you keep your eyes peeled for passing marine life like dolphins and migrating whales.
  • Sea turtle snorkeling tour from Waikiki
  • Sail along the Oahu coast by luxury catamaran
  • Snorkel with green sea turtles at Turtle Canyon
  • Admire the Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head from the water
  • Choose a 2-hour morning tour or a 3-hour midday tour
  • Includes snacks, beverages and two alcoholic drinks
  • Midday tour includes lunch on board

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Even beginner snorkelers can enjoy this tour Guides help with gear so you can focus on spotting marine life.
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2 alcoholic drinks
Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
Deli lunch (midday tour only)
Professional guide
Snacks
use of snorkel gear
All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
Gratuities

Departure Point

Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Once aboard the 'Honi Olani', find a spot on the deck and make yourself comfortable for the 15-minute ride to Turtle Canyon. Listen to music on the surround-sound speaker system and enjoy the scenery as Diamond Head comes in to view. Cash in your two included drink tickets for a selection of cocktails, white wine, sparkling wine or beer. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are also available. 

Enjoy the sun and the island breeze while you scan the horizon for marine life like spinner dolphins and migrating whales, which pass through the area between December and April. 

The captain will moor the boat at Turtle Canyon, where you will get a safety briefing. Slip in to the water by climbing down a safe stairway off the boat and spend about an hour to 90 minutes among the turtles with your snorkel guide. 

Back on board after your snorkeling adventure, feel free to take a freshwater shower or change in to dry clothing. Enter the the covered cabin for a deli sandwich buffet (midday tour only), or hang out on the deck to relax and snap photos of Waikiki and the Ko'olau Mountains as you sail back to shore.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Kewalo Basin
departs from Kewalo Harbor
Pass By:  
Hawaii Nautical
Pass By:  
Waikiki Beach
Enjoy the view of the Waikiki coastline from the ocean.
Pass By:  
Diamond Head State Monument
Enjoy the view of the iconic Diamond Head.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This is a barefoot cruise; your shoes will be kept at the pier while you're on the boat
  • Green sea turtles are almost always spotted, but if you don't see any on your tour, you book another tour with the local operator at no charge (re-rides only; no refunds)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As of April 2020 - Transportation has been temporarily paused. Meet at harbor only.
  • Bring your own snorkel and mask or buy a new one on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Nautical
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Next time, take medication along just in case, otherwise, beautiful skorkeling, great crew, and deli meal and drinks if you get to enjoy it!" See review
  • "If your an avid snorkeler, probably best to select a smaller venue." See review
  • "I highly recommend taking time to fit this into your vacation." See review

Reviews

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1,104 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great Turtle Cruise
Christy_C
, Dec 2021
I’m not a great swimmer and was nervous at first. The crew was very organized and knowledgeable, which eased my fears. I had a great time and saw cute sea turtles! I definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
Do it!!
Angela_H
, Dec 2021
The crew was awesome. The weather not the best but still a fun time had by all. Great music selection. Made new friends.
star-4
Turtle snorkel
Damon_B
, Dec 2021
Guides were great!! Trip was fun. Saw a few turtles, but due to weather (not controlled so no hard feelings), the turtle viewing wasn’t amazing; guides still made it totally worthwhile. It’s worth the visit for sure!
star-3
Great cruise, snorkeling just OK
Daniel_D
, Dec 2021
The cruise around Honolulu was great. The weather, phenomenal and the dolphins that followed us for about 30 min were incredible. The staff was fun and energetic and very accommodating. I was a little disappointed by the snorkel experience, which was the main reason we went.
star-5
Captain was amazing and...
DAVID_W
, Dec 2021
Captain was amazing and the captain and crew were very knowledgeable. We had a great time snorkeling with the turtles and the crew was very knowledgeable about the sealife
star-5
That it was amazing...
lenore_a
, Dec 2021
That it was amazing snorkeling in the ocean and the staff made sure you were safe and had so much fun
star-4
Great trip except for the screaming kids
Peggy_H
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed our trip, although unfortunately it was rainy and windy much of the time. The captain and crew were great -- the perfect balance of laid-back fun with attention to safety. We got to see turtles and fish and even an octopus! The food and drinks were great. My only complaint was there was a baby and several young children on the trip who literally screamed through most of it. I get there's not much you can do with a baby, but a 3 year-old should know better. The parents seemed helpless to do anything about it, and insisted they go in the water, which made it even worse. I seriously would pay more money to go on a child-free excursion, or at least one with no children younger than six. Please consider offering it.
star-4
Fun boat trip, drinks...
Julia_M
, Nov 2021
Fun boat trip, drinks were flowing. Turtle canyon was ok, saw 2 turtles which was spectacular to see. Would have been nice to have been given a little info on the turtles we saw or even info on the reefs along the coast. For the price of the trip would have definitely thought that would’ve been included.
star-5
Amazing experience turtles everywhere
Lauren_M
, Nov 2021
The crew was super nice stopped when we saw dolphins so everyone could take pictures from the boat when snorkeling made sure we saw turtles and also other sea life. Would totally Recommend and also do again.
star-5
Best crew ever
Josh_N
, Nov 2021
Amazing tour. Swam with tons of turtles in the canyon. The whole staff was amazing and Natalie took especially good care of us. The staff was informative, kind, super patient and beyond helpful. My daughter begged to go back and do it again the next day.

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